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Post Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 12:26 pm 
 

I am adding some collectable perks--working on details



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Post Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 12:27 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 4:00 pm 
 

Don't hammer Bill too hard about it, he's supporting the collector-value under heavy fire from inside his own foxhole.    PDT_Armataz_01_01  (From me).

I hate restricting content, and in every subsequent Kickstarter, as I did with this one, I will vote against having any at all. I'm not the top guy in the company, though. I prefer to leave the option open for us to reprint a complete version down the road in case ... D&D 14.7E has a nice open content license, or something.

Anyway the news is that the Kickstarter Cyclopean Deeps modules will have a cover to match the book. The regular printing won't - those will look like regular modules.

And as Bill said, Level 7B is completely restricted and won't be reprinted, much against my urging to the contrary.

Yeah, I know, just call me Wormtongue..... PS don't get me wrong, I love numbered editions, signed stuff, special covers, etc. Just not restricting the content itself.

  


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Post Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 4:42 pm 
 

tsathogga wrote:Brette--bonus modules are supposed to be 1:1. That was fixed


So at $650 would I get 4 limited modules or just one. It isn't remotely clear!

  

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Post Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 4:48 pm 
 

Mythmere1 wrote:Don't hammer Bill too hard about it, he's supporting the collector-value under heavy fire from inside his own foxhole.    PDT_Armataz_01_01  (From me).

I hate restricting content, and in every subsequent Kickstarter, as I did with this one, I will vote against having any at all. I'm not the top guy in the company, though. I prefer to leave the option open for us to reprint a complete version down the road in case ... D&D 14.7E has a nice open content license, or something.

Anyway the news is that the Kickstarter Cyclopean Deeps modules will have a cover to match the book. The regular printing won't - those will look like regular modules.

And as Bill said, Level 7B is completely restricted and won't be reprinted, much against my urging to the contrary.

Yeah, I know, just call me Wormtongue..... PS don't get me wrong, I love numbered editions, signed stuff, special covers, etc. Just not restricting the content itself.


This seems to be todays breakdown of pledges.

2 pledges at $5 ($10 total)
20 pledges at $40 ($800 total)
147 pledges at $100 ($14,700 total)
Grand Total for pledges not receiving signed and numbered or exclusive content $15,510

15 pledges at $175 ($2,625 total)
Grand total for pledges receiving signed and numbered copy but not receiving exclusive content $2,625

96 pledges at $250 ($24,000 total)
18 pledges at $500 ($9,000 total)
6 pledges at $650 ($3,900 total)
2 pledges at $1,000 ($2,000 total)
2 pledges at $1,200 ($2,400 total)
3 pledges at $2,000 ($6,000 total)
Grand Total for pledges receiving exclusive content $47,300


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Post Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 4:51 pm 
 

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tsathogga wrote:Brette--bonus modules are supposed to be 1:1. That was fixed


So at $650 would I get 4 limited modules or just one. It isn't remotely clear!


Think you need to check the site again. The $650 pledge says up front you get 4 bonus 7B modules and the faq says you get a set of the Cyclopean depths module with each book.

Please note that for the higher pledge levels you will receive additional copies of the "Cyclopean Deeps" bonus modules, the players guide and softcover book of maps (i.e. $500 Level receives 2 copies, $650/$1000/$1200 Level receives 4 copies, $2000/$3000 receives 5 copies, $5000 level receives 8 copies, and $10,000 level receives 10 copies)


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Post Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 5:20 pm 
 

to be totally clear--1 limited edition book of each type with each Rappan Athuk hard copy at >$250. 10 hard copies, 10 of each module, 1 hardcopy, 1 of each module--plus other schwag.

I want you guys to have complete sets:)

I am going to add a huge perk to the $10k level soon. It will involve a 1/5 something written (only 1 copy provided) as well as a unique Reaper Miniature



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Post Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 5:25 pm 
 

ps--about $30k to go to beat Vampire 6th for all time RPG product. I will have an artist do a commemorative color drawing if we win:)



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Post Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 5:32 pm 
 

So for my $100, I get the faux leather (unnumbered, unsigned) Rappan Athuk, PDF, Battle Maps, Players Guide and PDFs of Cyclopean Deeps modules? :)


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Post Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 5:37 pm 
 

Correct for the $100--after the kickstarter is over, the book will retail at $110 or so, and the modules will be $4.99 pdf, $8.99 (or $9.99) retail. &b (saying it again) will never go on sale.

The perks (buttons, shirts etc.) also go away. The players guide and battle mats will likely go on sale if I have to print extras, but not if I don't have to (print quantities have price break points).



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Post Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 6:28 pm 
 

Mythmere1 wrote:Don't hammer Bill too hard about it, he's supporting the collector-value under heavy fire from inside his own foxhole.    PDT_Armataz_01_01  (From me).

I hate restricting content, and in every subsequent Kickstarter, as I did with this one, I will vote against having any at all. I'm not the top guy in the company, though. I prefer to leave the option open for us to reprint a complete version down the road in case ... D&D 14.7E has a nice open content license, or something.

Anyway the news is that the Kickstarter Cyclopean Deeps modules will have a cover to match the book. The regular printing won't - those will look like regular modules.

And as Bill said, Level 7B is completely restricted and won't be reprinted, much against my urging to the contrary.

Yeah, I know, just call me Wormtongue..... PS don't get me wrong, I love numbered editions, signed stuff, special covers, etc. Just not restricting the content itself.



Agreeded.. a very small number of something is always hard to live with.. but there are usually always low print stuff.. test runs, author coppies etc that rarely make it out into the market..

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Post Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 6:31 pm 
 

JasonZavoda wrote:This seems to be todays breakdown of pledges.

2 pledges at $5 ($10 total)
20 pledges at $40 ($800 total)
147 pledges at $100 ($14,700 total)
Grand Total for pledges not receiving signed and numbered or exclusive content $15,510

15 pledges at $175 ($2,625 total)
Grand total for pledges receiving signed and numbered copy but not receiving exclusive content $2,625

96 pledges at $250 ($24,000 total)
18 pledges at $500 ($9,000 total)
6 pledges at $650 ($3,900 total)
2 pledges at $1,000 ($2,000 total)
2 pledges at $1,200 ($2,400 total)
3 pledges at $2,000 ($6,000 total)
Grand Total for pledges receiving exclusive content $47,300



not many people just getting the PDF on this one..

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Post Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 6:33 pm 
 

why would you just want a pdf of the King James Edition?



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Post Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 6:40 pm 
 

exactly!

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Post Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 6:55 pm 
 

beasterbrook wrote:
JasonZavoda wrote:This seems to be todays breakdown of pledges.

2 pledges at $5 ($10 total)
20 pledges at $40 ($800 total)
147 pledges at $100 ($14,700 total)
Grand Total for pledges not receiving signed and numbered or exclusive content $15,510

15 pledges at $175 ($2,625 total)
Grand total for pledges receiving signed and numbered copy but not receiving exclusive content $2,625

96 pledges at $250 ($24,000 total)
18 pledges at $500 ($9,000 total)
6 pledges at $650 ($3,900 total)
2 pledges at $1,000 ($2,000 total)
2 pledges at $1,200 ($2,400 total)
3 pledges at $2,000 ($6,000 total)
Grand Total for pledges receiving exclusive content $47,300



not many people just getting the PDF on this one..

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My feeling is that down the road we will see a dramatic increase in the $650 pledge level. If you know enough people it is the level to car-pool to Rappan Athuk with. If you are a collector it allows you to mix and match versions of (S&W or Pathfinder) and it brings you the 7B bonus module at the best price. If you are a completest it saves you buying the Cyclopean Depths modules (2 of them so far I believe) which shaves $72 to $80 off the cost of completing a Rappan Athuk set and bringing down the cost of the 7Bs, maps, players books, etc... to around $170 or $178 (if you consider the main book itself just a $100 version). Split that 4 ways and it is under $45 a set for the exclusive 7B and sundry items.

My guess is the largest number of people will pledge at the $100 level and the most money spent at the $250 pledge level. This kickstarter has almost two months to go and I think it is still gathering steam.


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Post Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 8:00 pm 
 

a bit o extra news....


will be announced in Dallas. Stay tuned:)



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Post Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 8:04 pm 
 

agreeded.. but then someone(s) have to miss out on being names as a backer in the book/tomestone etc..

Also, Bill, when the $100k level is reached looks like " All backers at the $650 or more pledge will receive a custom hand drawn image on the inside cover of the Rappan Athuk book by Artist Chris McFann, signed and dated".. is this only 1 of the books? as there are 4 at this level..

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Post Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 8:14 pm 
 

beasterbrook wrote:agreeded.. but then someone(s) have to miss out on being names as a backer in the book/tomestone etc..

Also, Bill, when the $100k level is reached looks like " All backers at the $650 or more pledge will receive a custom hand drawn image on the inside cover of the Rappan Athuk book by Artist Chris McFann, signed and dated".. is this only 1 of the books? as there are 4 at this level..

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Does this mean each image is unique to each book/pledge or is it the same image in each book and it's some kind of Thierry Guetta (Mr. Brainwash) thing where he splatters paint on a stack of them creating "uniqueness" ?

  


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Post Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 10:56 pm 
 

Hand drawn images are 1/customer---but they are all original art--I am paying a mint for them. May delay shipping a couple weeks--but it is not an overlay or litho--its actual art. The $10k guy gets 8 of these...of each of the player characters as described



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